Protein aggregation is studied by following the simultaneous folding of two designed identical 20-letter amino acid chains within the framework of a lattice model and using Monte Carlo simulations. It is found that protein aggregation is determined by elementary structures (partially folded intermediates) controlled by local contacts among some of the most strongly interacting amino acids and formed at an early stage in the folding process.
|Titolo:||Folding and Aggregation of Designed Protein Chains|
TIANA, GUIDO (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1998|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1073/pnas.95.22.12930|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|